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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Besan ke Ladoo

Laddoo can be made from many different ingredients, besan ones are probably the most popular and most commonly home-made laddoo in India. Besan is a flour made from small, black chick peas.


2 cup gram flour or besan (laddoo gram flour/besan is granular, not smooth, like the usual besan
1 Cup ghee
2 Cup castor sugar
Nuts Chopped(almonds, cashew nuts, pistachio-any or all) adjust to taste

1. Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed wok or kadhai.
2. Add gram flour or besan.
3. Fry on medium heat, stirring constantly, until besan changes colour to reddish brown and emits the roast aroma. Ghee also separates from the besan at this stage. Do not be in a hurry. Besan must be properly fry-roasted on medium fire.
4. Now add sugar and mix thoroughly.
5. Add Nuts and mix thoroughly.
6. Take the pan off the fire and let it cool, enough to be able handle the mix in your palms.
7. Take approximately 1-2 tbs. of the prepared mix in one hand.
8. Squeeze and roll it between the palm and fingers of that hand, to make it into small but firm ball. Squeezing is necessary to make the laddoo compact enough to hold together. Continue until all laddoos are made.
9. Place on a tray until completely cool.
10. Store in an air tight boxes.

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